Buying a used sofa can be a great way to save money while still getting a high-quality piece of furniture. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when shopping for a used sofa. Here are 6 things you should know before you make your purchase.
Check for damage
The first thing you should do when shopping for a used sofa is to thoroughly inspect it for any damage. Look for tears, stains, and other signs of wear and tear. It’s also a good idea to check the frame and make sure it’s sturdy and in good condition. If there is any damage, make sure to factor that into your decision. Remember that wear and tear in many cases can be repaired and this sofa could be a great upcycling project.
Consider the style
When buying a used sofa, it’s important to consider the style and how it will fit in with your existing decor. Look for something that complements the rest of your furniture and the overall style of your home. It’s also a good idea to measure the space where you plan to put the sofa to make sure it will fit properly. Including doorways and entrances to get the sofa to its destination – the last thing you need is for it to arrive and you can’t get it into your living room because it won’t go around a corner, up the stairs or through a doorway!
Think about the age of the sofa
The age of the sofa is another important factor to consider. While older furniture can often be more durable and well-made, it may also be more difficult to find replacement parts or cushions if needed. On the other hand, a newer sofa may be more comfortable and have more modern features, but it may not have the same level of craftsmanship as an older piece.
Consider the material
Another important factor to consider when buying a used sofa is the material it’s made from. Leather sofas are durable and can last for many years, but they can also be expensive and may require more maintenance than other materials. Fabric sofas can be more affordable and come in a wide range of styles and colors, but they may not be as durable as leather.
Test it out
Before you make your purchase, make sure to test out the sofa and see how comfortable it is. Sit on it for a few minutes and see how it feels. If possible, lie down on it to see how it feels when you’re fully reclined. It’s also a good idea to check the cushions and make sure they’re not too soft or too firm. The team at KFR in Devizes won’t rush you so you’ll have plenty of time to sit on it, check out other sofas and then make a decision.
It can be cleaned
Don’t forget that there are lots of cheap and effective ways to clean up a sofa and make it look great again! If the covers can be removed from the used sofa you’re looking at then that’s great as these can go through the washing machine. For other marks and stains then a few cleaning essentials and some elbow grease can make a big difference. Try to overlook these things when shopping for a used sofa and see the potential behind this.
Visit the KFR showroom in Devizes, Wiltshire for a range of second hand sofas to suit all budgets and a friendly team available to help you choose the right one.